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Vega Community Cemetery


The location of Vega Community Cemetery

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Profile for the Vega Community Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Vega Community Cemetery...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Vega Community Cemetery

Lat:   54.4136°   (54° 24' 48")

Lon:   -114.3640°   (-114° 21' 50")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-34-062-03-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 062, Range 03, West of the 5th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Vega Community Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


  Vega Community Cemetery  

  Meanook Cemetery
  Manola Cemetery
  Jarvie Cemetery
  Mosside Agnes United Church Cemetery
  Peaceful Pines Cemetery
  Belvedere Community Church / All Saints Cemetery
  Topland Cemetery
  Mayerthorpe Cemetery
  Tawatinaw Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Forest Hill Cemetery
  Bloomsbury Pentacostal Cemetery
  Legal Cemetery
  Mellowdale Cemetery
  Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery
  Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery
  Sion United Church Cemetery
  Hazel Bluff United Church Cemetery
  St. Luke's Anglican of Sion Cemetery
  St. Wolodymyr Greek Orthodox Cemetery
  Epiphany Lutheran of Sion Cemetery
  Westlock Town Cemetery
  South Park Cemetery
  Blue Ridge Cemetery
  Rich Valley Cemetery
  Barrhead Community Cemetery
  Alexander First Nations Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Vega Community Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Barrhead Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of the Vega Community Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<3> entry for the Barrhead Community Cemetery (FAG ID #<2287812>)
Bloomsbury Pentacostal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Vega Community Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Vega Community Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2343453>)
Jarvie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Vega Community Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Jarvie Cemetery (FAG ID #<2336585>)
Mellowdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the Vega Community Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Vega Community Cemetery.

Barrhead   [Map]Fort Assiniboine   [Map]Manola   [Map]
Bloomsbury   [Map]Freedom   [Map]Neerlandia   [Map]
Camp Creek   [Map]Jarvie   [Map]Pibroch   [Map]
Campsie   [Map]Kilsyth   [Map]Rossington   [Map]
Dapp   [Map]Larkspur   [Map]Tiger Lily   [Map]
Fawcett   [Map]Linaria   [Map]Vega   [Map]
Flatbush   [Map]Lunnford   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Vega Community Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

CanadaGenWeb     Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alberta
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Alberta
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alberta     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta     Cemeteries of Alberta

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Vega Community Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Vega Community Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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Footnotes ...

<1>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Vega Community Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4136, Longitude: -114.3640     [Map].

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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